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Whats the best way to find out if a spg is actually an spg and not a clone? The reason I'm asking is that I am looking at another one on ebay and the guy said it wasn't a clone. What are some clues to look for?
 

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Thanks, This is what it says:

Manufacturer: Saab Automobile AB
Product line: SAAB 900
Body type: 3-door Hatchback
Gear box: 5-Speed Manual
Engine type: B202 16V turbo with intercooler
Model year: 1989
Assembly plant: Trollhattan or Arlov, Sweden


But how do I know if this is a spg or not? Should it say SPG somewhere? Sorry for the silly questions, I'm just curious.
 

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Yep, I see there's no data whether it is a SPG or not, sorry.
I tried with my SPG VIN and I get the same results too.
 

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You could ask for the original sales recipt or it might also say on the first page of the service history book.

Also - something to bear in mind is that it might not actually matter. If it's just a T16 but it has the right accessories then you've no need to worry. The main thing is the bumpers - your most of the way there once you have those (+ arches and whale-tail of course)
 

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I found this little tid bit of info:

Model Year 1985 900 U.S. ImportationÑ38,720:

Major product news in 1985 came with the introduction of the 16 valve,
Turbo engine. Rated at 160 Hp, the new engine included such advances as LH
fuel injection and hydraulic valve lifters. A new wheel program was
introduced, including a 15-spoke alloy design for the Turbo, and 1985 was
the year when the then-new Griffin corporate symbol first graced the hood
of the Saab 900.

The Saab product line was revved up even further with the introduction of
the 900 Turbo threedoor with Special Performance Group. Affectionately
known as the "SPG", though never officially designated as such, chassis
improvements included front and rear sway bars, recalibrated gas-filled
shocks and V-rated Pirelli P6 tires. Easily recognized by its aerodynamic
side skirts and three-spoke alloy wheels, leather upholstery, fog lights
and an electric sunroof rounded out the package. All badging was
removedÑexcept for the Saab logo.
Here is the addy: http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/tl.html
 

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Take off the door panel, look for a sticker that has "AERO" written on it.

Unfortunately my 900 turbo also has "MD AERO" on it I don't know what it all means it's in Swedish...
 
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